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HOME AND STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS

A Division Of Worley and Associates Consulting Engineers

1002 Hampton Falls
Huntsville, AL

(256) 656-9790


jdmfworley@comcast.net

Worley and Associates Home and Structural inspections realizes the importance of a thorough, accurate inspection in making one of your largest financial decisions; whether you are buying a home, selling a home or if you have concerns regarding any of the structural aspects of a home or building. Since 2007, Home Inspectors Huntsville, Alabama, as an outgrowth of Worley and Associates Consulting Engineers (founded in 1963 ) has performed more than 1600 inspections for home buyers, home sellers and real estate agents and mortgage lenders.

Joe Worley
We feel responsibility and respect for every client in preparing comprehensive reports for the purpose of disclosing faults and defects in all aspects of a dwelling or structure. These reports are most often used to facilitate the purchase or sale of the properties. In addition, we offer our structural engineering background to investigate structural defects, make risk assessments and provide advice regarding repairs and-or corrections, all before the client begins improvements. We are doubly licensed in Alabama as Professional Engineers, ( Ala. Lic. #4860), and as Home Inspectors, ( Ala. lic. #1066), and are bonded in accordance with the State Laws. We adhere to the codes of ethics of each of the two professions, and of the American Home Inspection Training Institute. Our inspections may be accomplished separately or in tandem, typically saving money for the client by accomplishing both during one site visit. Joe Worley’s education includes a BS degree from the school of architecture along with a BS degree from the School of Engineering both from Auburn University. He has owned and operated a consulting engineering business in the North Alabama area for a number of years. He is uniquely qualified to perform, report on, and certify to these inspections. He has met the examination requirements of American Home Inspection Training Institute and adheres to those standards for inspecting and reporting. Searches include: Huntsville Inspection(s), Worley and Associates Home and Structural Inspections, Worley and Associates Consulting Engineers, and Home Inspectors Huntsville Alabama.

Types of Inspections:

Pre-purchase inspections of existing homes
This inspection is usually ordered by a purchaser and is for an existing home. Typically performed after a contract is signed. In Alabama, the buyer has anywhere from 7 to 10 days to have the inspection completed.

New construction home inspections
These inspections are performed on new homes that have just been completed, usually after the utilities have been turned on and the HVAC is working.

New home warranty inspections
New home/builders’ warranties usually expire after 12 months. Many individuals contract for a home inspection prior to expiration so they can take advantage of the builder’s warranty.

Pre-market inspections
This inspection is usually ordered by the seller.  This gives the seller the opportunity to address any problems prior to listing the property for sale.

Partial inspections
An inspection of a part of the home.  For example, roof, crawlspace, attic, etc.  These are for the purpose of addressing any area that may be of particular concern to the individual.  Frequently used to obtain an impartial opinion of some faulty construction techniques in preparation for litigation.

Structural Inspections and Risk Assessment
This inspection is often requested and accomplished separately from the usual home inspection, but at times are done in tandem. This inspection targets and emphasizes the condition of the structural elements of the building, i.e.: foundation, footings, foundation walls, piers, floor joists, wall framing, attic and roof framing and is used by owners to guide them and their contractors in the repair of the building. It is frequently used as a legal document by the owners attorney.